Friday, September 21, 2012

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout—Cover Reveal!

Hello!

As a closing to this beautiful week I'm going to post the cover to Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Jen posted it on her blog and as a loyal Daemon-obsessed reader and fan, am dutifully sharing it with my readers :)

Ta-Da!



Release Date: December 11, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Characters: Daemon Black, Katy Swartz, Dee Black, Dawson Black
Pre-Order the Book: Amazon

Synopsis: No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.


But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. 

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.


My Comments: ISN'T IT FREAKING GORGEOUS!? I think I squealed and everything. Haha. I mean just look at Daemon! He looks very sexy, mysterious and protective! I love it! Can't wait for Opal *-*
*swooning* ♥


What do YOU think of the cover?


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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Life, Love and Texting by Kai Michaels


Release Date: August 16, 2011
Publisher: Kai Michaels
Series: N/A
Characters: Colton, Annie, Mo
Age Group: 14+
Pages: 97
Format: Kindle
Source: Bookstore
Buy the Book: Amazon


Synopsis: How do you tell the girl next door that you are in love with her when you're a shy sixteen-year-old boy? You don't--you text her! But Colton soon finds that when it comes to matters of the heart, it's best not to leave your fate in the hands of technology. Kai Michaels, in her romantic comedy debut novel, creates a hilarious story of friendship and first love aimed at the hearts of today's texting generation. Product Description How do you tell the girl next door that you are in love with her when you're a shy sixteen-year-old boy? You don't--you text her! But Colton soon finds that when it comes to matters of the heart, it's best not to leave your fate in the hands of technology. Kai Michaels, in her romantic comedy debut novel, creates a hilarious story of friendship and first love aimed at the hearts of today's texting generation.

My Review: I loved this story! It was cute, funny and short; just my perfect quick getaway from school and work. The whole mess starts when Colton texts his best friend, Annie, a love confession from his new cell... but Annie totally thinks it's another guy! After that everything pretty much goes downhill for poor Colton. I also had a blast with Mo, Colton's guy best friend. He was always so chillax and funny. I loved him! And then he wants to go all Dr. Phil and... well you'll see what happens there. (Amazing buns! Ha! Cracked up hard.)
Colton is a case my friends. He's only trying to help Annie, but at the same time trying to make it work out for him and that is a sinking ship.
The plot was fresh, funny, cute and it had a lot of innocence which I loved. It's a very short and quick read, two hours tops, but very enjoyable. I definitely recommend it.


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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Hello!
This week I'm talking about the sequel to a book that had me in a knot the whole time. It was crazy, dark, hypnotic and absolutely incredible. Plus, the ending left me a little crazy! And our male lead left me swooning with his beautiful English accent. (wink, wink) I am talking about:



Release Date: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Series: Mara Dyer #2
Characters: Mara Dyer, Noah Shaw
Age Group: 14+
Pages: 544
Pre-order the Book: Amazon

Synopsis: Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.

She can’t.

She used to think her problems were all in her head.

They aren’t.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.

She’s wrong.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

While It Lasts by Abbi Glines




Release Date: July 31, 2012
Publisher: Abbi Glines
Series: Sea Breeze #3
Characters: Cage York, Eva Brooks, Jeremy Beasly
Age Group: Mature Teens
Pages: 304
Format: Kindle
Source: Bookstore
Buy the Book: Amazon

Synopsis: Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn’t even swerving! That’s Cage York’s story and he’s sticking to it.

Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn’t buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball -- or he did, until he’d gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues -- or does he give in to his coach’s demands and spend his summer baling hay?

Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbor, had been the center of those goals. He’d been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen, and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she’d received the phone call from Josh’s mother saying he’d been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva’s carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible.

Cage isn’t real happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn’t make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows.

Oh -- and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he’s every seen. But she doesn’t count, because as hard as he’s tried to charm her out of her panties - he’s pretty sure she’d rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips.

My Review: I love Abbi's The Vincent Boys and I haven't read The Vincent Brothers as yet, but I am dying to. I did not, however, love the Sea Breeze series for some reason. I'm not saying they were bad, I just didn't find them as appealing as I would have liked. But, I did read both of them and when I saw this third one and read the synopsis I just had to read it! It was my type of story. There is nothing better than seeing a bad boy go weak at the knees over a girl. In Because of Low we got to know Cage a bit and I admit I was completely intrigued by him because of how protective he was of Low and how he absolutely crazy he was, but still dedicated to baseball. In this novel we see Cage actually wanting just one girl and she totally doesn't want him! The thing is he doesn't know that she's struggling with a severe broken heart and OMG was that so sad. I loved how she slowly opened to Cage; and I loved how Cage incessantly teased her! It was a great story and I definitely liked it! ... for some reason I felt that something was missing though. Don't ask me what, because I can't quite put my finger on it, but I feel like there should have been a something more. It was still really good though :)

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper



Release Date: November 25, 2011
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing
Series: The Sea Monster Memoirs #1
Characters: Yara Jones, Treygan, Rownan
Age Group: 12+
Pages: 328
Format: Kindle
Source: Author
Buy the Book: Amazon

Synopsis: Yara Jones doesn't believe in sea monsters-until she becomes one. When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.

Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people-until he falls for Yara. The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and the merman who has her heart. She could lose her soul in the process-or she might open the gateway to a love that's deeper than the oceans.

My Review: The first thing that I'll say is that the cover is absolutely stunning! I fell in love with it immediately! This book was soooooooooooooo good! What I loved most—apart from being awesomely unique and having wonderful creatures—was that it had intrigue. I mean, you didn't know who was the bad guy here. I'm thinking, "Oh he's totally the bad guy!" Then I'm like, "No way, the other guy is the bad guy!" Then after a few more pages, "Who the heck is the bad guy here!"
I loved that it kept me guessing and I totally fell for Treygan, even when he was being an arse... and okay, Rownan had his appeal, but he was so weird at times that I had my suspicions. But then Treygan would be all mysterious and mean and I'd change my mind again, haha. Yara is totally stubborn (Yamabuki!) and I loved that she was real pissed at her whole mer situation. I mean, I'd be real mad, too, if I was taken from my house and turned into a mer all of a sudden, even if it has it's freaking cool perks. The point is, I'd like the chance to decide. So, hooray for Yara! I definitely am looking forward to the sequel :)



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Sunday, September 16, 2012

In My Mailbox (19)

IMM is weekly meme hosted Kristi at The Story Siren.

Hello my friends! :D

This week I have repeated books. What I mean is, I already had these, but on Kindle. I wanted to buy them in paperback as well. But the awesome Tammara gifted them to me—all four of them! Thanks a freaking bunch!! :)




She even signed them! How freaking cool is that?
(I apologize for the bad quality. My webcam is shit.)



And she wrote a quick dedication on Easy! (I took this pic from my phone! :D)


Between the Lines by Tammara Webber: Buy on Amazon
Where You Are by Tammara Webber: Buy on Amazon
Good For You by Tammara Webber: Buy on Amazon
Easy by Tammara Webber: Buy on Amazon


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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Weekend!

It is the weekend guys! It's saturday! Which means have no school and no work! :) I am completely free (well, I have to study for a Bio test, but whatev.) This means I will write and schedule a couple reviews for this week! Awesome, huh? This week we will have IMM on Sunday, Tangled Tides on Monday. While It Lasts, WoW on Wednesday, Masque of Red Death on Thursday (I promise I'll try!) and on Friday... probably nothing. But hey it's a good week! lol

So, anyway laters!




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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver



Release Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen
Series: Delirium #2
Characters: Lena Haloway, Raven, Tack, Julian Fineman
Age Group: 14+
Pages: 375
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bookstore
Buy the Book: Amazon

Synopsis: I'm pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, 
pushing aside thoughts of Alex, 
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, 
push, 
push, 
push, 
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

My Review: You know those books that make you want to cry, laugh insanely, hurl things at the wall and scream? This is one of those books. Just like the first one, Delirium. Oliver just has this way to make you truly experience a story and just dive in so deep that when you take a lungful of air you're sputtering and blubbering like an idiot with how freaking genius the story is! Oliver delivers and boy! does she deliver!
Okay, so I was excited to read this because I was dying to know if Alex was really alive. I was so torn and heartbroken when Lena kept running and Alex died. I was so frustrated and ag! It was awful. I cried like an idiot, just really like you wouldn't believe! So, this story was pretty action-packed and intense. Lena is supposed to keep an eye on Julian though she doesn't know why and when hell breaks loose in a conference they are in she sticks to the kid like glue and they both end up kidnapped. Lena tries to free them both, but things get complicated when Julian finds out that Lena is an Invalid...
The book goes back and forth between Now and Then, Lena when she first escaped and how she adapted to the Wilds and how she's coping and dealing with life nowadays. It was amazing and that ending was just so incredible and such a cliffhanger that I just am going insane! It left me my insides all twisted and OMG I cannot wait for Requiem!


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